The New South Wales Government has today launched the NSW Water Strategy, a 20-year blueprint to deliver resilient and sustainable water resources to communities across the state.
As part of a $207 million investment under Round 4 of the Federal Government's Building Better Regions Fund, 163 new local infrastructure projects will be built in drought-affected communities.
Deputy Prime Minister and Member for Riverina Michael McCormack has delivered further financial relief for Bland Shire as part of a comprehensive drought relief package announced last week.
The Federal Government's Newell Highway Corridor Strategy has been released, with the intention of improving freight efficiency, road safety and support for drought-affected areas.
NSW councils are being encouraged by the state government to apply for a share of $15 million for road maintenance to support increased freight movements of drought relief.